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  • Fallen pilots memorialized in ceremony Tuesday

    Both joy and sorrow filled the hearts of Columbus AFB members and friends Tuesday morning during the memorial ceremony for Maj. Blair Faulkner and 2nd Lt. Matthew Emmons at Smith Memorial Plaza. Both pilots were fatally injured in a T-38 crash April 23 at CAFB. The names of Major Faulkner, 43rd Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, and
  • Area students gather for environmental education

    More than 500 fourth graders from Columbus City, Lowndes County and Columbus AFB home-schools came out to Columbus AFB Tuesday in celebration of Earth Day/Arbor Day. Seventeen activities were available for the youth from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Freedom Park. A few base agencies helped with Earth Day including the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron and the
  • The Landings at Columbus: lawn care, contests, renovations, more

    Military members as neighbors, an added sense of security, free community activities and a convenient commute to work are all advantages for military members that live in base housing at Columbus AFB. As most of the BLAZE Team knows, base housing was privatized in October and Pinnacle-Hunt has now taken over base housing. With this transition comes
  • Women: Making advancements for tomorrow

    During the month of March, which is designated as Women's History Month, many women throughout history are memorialized. However, many of the contributions that women make in the Air Force should be recognized every day and not just for a single month of the year. In 1948, the Air Force developed a program entitled Women in the Air Force which
  • Top recruiter gets ride of a lifetime

    Being the no. 1 recruiter in eastern Tennessee is a tough title to carry, but to hold that title for two years straight is a feat to say the least. Technical Sgt. Anthony Fleming, 332nd Recruiting Squadron, holds the title for the Top Enlisted Accessions Recruiter. With his recruitment being more than 100 percent for the 2006 and 2007, Sergeant
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